One of the first things that people in California discover when they are learning to drive is that there are set speed limits. Even though it is easy for some people to ignore these limits, they are in place in an attempt to avoid an accident that could have serious consequences, including causing motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, two people were recently severely injured in an incident police say involved a speeding motorcyclist.
The incident reportedly happened at approximately 4 a.m. on a day in early March. According to reports, a police officer noticed a motorcycle with a driver and passenger, apparently speeding. The officer reportedly began following the vehicle in an attempt to initiate a stop, but it is said to have reached speeds as high as 100 mph.
Unfortunately, the officer claims that the motorcyclist failed to stop at a stop sign, causing a collision with a concrete fence. Both the 31-year-old driver and the 27-year-old passenger suffered injuries described as major. The driver has since been arrested and released on bond, suspected of felony driving under the influence.
Because of the lack of physical protections provided by a motorcycle, motorcycle accidents can easily cause serious injuries. As a result, following all safety precautions is necessary to prevent serious injuries such as was reportedly suffered in this collision. To help cope with the costs of medical expenses created by injuries, those injured by another's negligence in California often choose to pursue recovery of monetary damages in a civil court. A successfully presented claim could result in a financial award that will help with the medical bills and lost wages stemming from their injuries.
Source: vcstar.com, "Man arrested after major injury motorcycle crash in Simi Valley", Christian Martinez, March 6, 2018